Opening Your Mind's Eye to Glazes and Glazing:
Understanding Strategies and Techniques
Sharon Campus / CER036SA
Instructor: Maureen Mills
Saturday 10am – 4pm
With some brief discussion on the materials that make up glazes and characteristics of different firings. Are you saying, your results don't look like the test tiles? We'll talk about why that is and look at strategies to analyze glaze results to consider what the best methods are for choosing and applying glazes to get interesting surfaces. Starting with the making and all the way to finishing details, your mind's eye will soon think differently about the process. Students should bring some, glazed ware, bisqueware as well as some finished work to consider in discussion. There will be a lot of discussion and opportunity for you to ask your burning questions! Limited to 20 Students
Maureen has been teaching at NHIA since 2004 but her love of ceramics started long before that. She’s owned her own ceramics studio since 1987, has been a member of the Potters Guild since 1989 and a member of the America Craft council since 1985. She has a great depth of knowledge about ceramics from kiln building and firing, to glaze calculations and slip casting. She has won many awards, most notably Artist Fellowship recipient (New Hampshire Council on the Arts); Best in Innovation Award (Biennial Members Juried Exhibition, Paul Creative Arts Center, Durham NH) ;Recipient of the Artist Advancement Grant (NH Charitable Foundation Piscataqua Region). Maureen is also the author of “Surface Design for Ceramics” published by Lark Books. The book is used by artists and teachers around the world and feature nearly 50 techniques that will engage and inspire emerging as well as established artists!